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again to repeal the president's health care law dubbed by supporters and detractors as obama care. the latest gop senator to take a shot says he is not giving up. three years after president obama signed health care reform into law, republican opponents are still treating it like a dise disease that needs to be cured. >> obama care is hurting young people, seniors, hispanics, african-americans. >> reporter: texas gop senator ted cruz is the latest lawmaker to propose eliminating obama care. like all of the other repeal attempts, it failed. >> i intend to keep trying to repeal obama care and to fight for pro growth policies every single day. >> reporter: cruz tells cnn the law will put the economy in critical condition. >> the economy is not growing and implementing obama care now raises a very real possibility we will push this nation into a recession. i'm trying to make the case -- >> reporter: you are saying the president's health care law will cause recession. it could very well. we've had more than 35 separate votes in the congress about that and we've always upheld the afford
, pushing senators to make background checks on all gun sales the law. national rifle association boss wayne law peer is hitting back hard, pointing out the mayor's recent failed plan to limit sugary sodas in his own city. >> they don't want him telling what food to eat. surely they don't want him telling them what firearms to buy. >> but the assaults on the gun lobby are coming from many fronts. in newtown, connecticut, where the school massacre took place, some families are complaining they received nra robocalls like this one posted on the huffington post web site. >> your state senator will play a key role in determining whether the connecticut general assembly will pass legislation restricting your gun rights. >> and president obama is weighing in, too, using his weekly radio address to push a ban on assault weapons, a limit on the size of ammunition magazines, and stepped-up background checks. >> they're supported by a majority of the american people, and i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> still, the chief reason we're seeing so much activity right now is t
. proposing a law to effectively overturn roe v. wade by giving equal protection to unborn fetuses. but paul is also trying to broaden his appeal. today he announced he supports a pathway to legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. >> republicans need to become parents of a new future with latino voters or we will need to resign ourselves to being a permanent minority status. >> reporter: this is a surprising move for a republican backed by tea party voters many of whom po pose such a proposal but he is looking to 2016 and will need more than a loyal but small fan base to get there. >> thanks very much. i'll see you in a little while. senator paul is joining us live from capitol hill. senator, thanks very much for coming in. >> we just need clarification. your immigration proposal you outlined today does that call for a pathway to eventual citizenship for those 11 or 12 million illegal immigrants in the united states? >> the main reason i felt i had to add my own proposal to the bipartisan proposal is my proposal adds border security and ensures that border securit
rewarding them for breaking the line or breaking the law. without rewarding them for cutting in front of the line so they don't have a special and unique pathway so that those who came here legally who paid the fines and waited patiently are not penalized by letting people cut in front of them. i think there is a way to do this and i would call it earned legalization status. i think there is a way to do that. i think the rubio reforms -- >> is it just legalization status or eventually under certain conditions citizenship? >> well, sure. i'm just saying no special pathway for rewarding lawmakers. i think there is a way of regularizing this process so people can get in the back of the line and become a citizen just like anybody else does in society. we just don't want to reward them by giving them an advancement in the line in front of all the people who have been waiting patiently and playing by the rules. >> do you support any new restrictions on guns? >> well, i think the loophole issue is one that is going to be debated here in the house, which is are we getting at the fact that peo
the budget in the near future. ultimately this doesn't have to become law, these are blueprints, but ultimately if there's any chance at dealing with the debt and deficit, these two, very different philosophies and visions. >> early april, the president comes up with his budget recommendation. a lot of people are hoping all of this will eventually result in the grand bargain, a real deal looking down the road, everyone on board basically. a deal that would avoid, for example, having to worry about raising the debt ceiling end of july, early august. is that at all doable? >> it is possible. i wouldn't go as far as saying doable now. but what i will say, the difference in approach now versus say two years ago when they tried this and it failed and it was, you know, almost the end of the world as the u.s. bumped up against the debt ceiling, the difference is they are going through what we call in washington regular order. everything is done in the open. i think that has lead to a different atmosphere on capitol hill where people know what's going on, they're voting on measures, and
bloomberg is now taking aim at tobacco, again. he wants a first of its kind city law to force stores to hide cigarettes and tobacco products, under counters, behind curtains, in drawers, but not in plain sight. he explained his push on cnn's "the lead" with jake tapper. >> trying to deglamourtize, don't remind them, don't make it look like a normal product. cigarettes are not a normal product. >> reporter: the main goal is to get teen smoking rates to drop. the city says they've remained flat since 2007. tobacco shops like this one could be exempt because kids under 18 aren't allowed in. new york has led an aggressive fight against smoking and became one of the first cities to ban it in bars and restaurants. it now touts the drop in smoking rates, but it's not convincing retailers. the new york state association of convenience stores says the notion of forcing licensed, tax collecting, law-abiding retailers to hide their tobacco inventory is patently absurd. at the skyline deli, where a pack of cigarettes can cost almost $14 because of high taxes, muhammad akandi worries about the bottom lin
. the state governor just signed a law preventing counties, districts, and towns from enacting rules limiting portion sizes. the measure dubbed the antibloomberg bill follows new york city mayor michael bloomberg's failed attempt to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks in new york city. >>> and sales of previously owned homes reached an annual rate of nearly 5 million in the month of february, the highest in more than three years. today's report is the latest sign of a housing recovery that has become a strong positive force for the economy. it's due in part to a drop in foreclosures and near record low mortgage rates. a decline in the national unemployment rate is also a factor. >>> and harrison ford is hinting that he could be returning to "star wars." as the legendary hans solo. the 70-year-old actor was asked by cnn's chicago affiliate wgn whether he is reuniting with original castmates for "star wars" episode seven. this is what he said. >> i think it's almost true. i think right now i'm looking forward to it. it's not in the bag yet but i think it's happening. >> almost true is how he p
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